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Wild Tales (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged, Wild Tales is a subversive satire that doubles as a uniformly entertaining anthology film.

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Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. (C) Sony Classics
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R (for violence, language and brief sexuality)
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Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Ricardo Darín
as Simon Fisher
Erica Rivas
as Romina
Oscar Martínez
as Mauricio
Osmar Nuñez
as Abogado
María Marull
as Isabel
Monica Villa
as Profesora Leguizamón
Rita Cortese
as Cocinera
Nancy Dupláa
as Victoria
María Onetto
as Helena
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Critic Reviews for Wild Tales

All Critics (138) | Top Critics (30)

How to discuss this giddily inventive Argentinian feature without ruining its many surprises?

Full Review… | March 26, 2015
Chicago Reader
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The funniest of the six stories is a brilliantly extended riot of absurdly brutal road rage.

Full Review… | March 24, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

Szifrón brings everything to the table here: anger, rage, betrayal, malice aforethought and panic. But he leavens this with humor, style, cleverness and wit.

Full Review… | March 19, 2015
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but the dark comedy Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) argues that payback is more satisfying when it's doled out in fiery, bloody and outrageous doses.

Full Review… | March 19, 2015
Miami Herald
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Wild Tales - Relatos salvajes in its original Spanish - is, indeed, savage. And surprising. Your jaw will drop, your head will shake, more than a few times.

Full Review… | March 13, 2015
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Entertaining, over-the-top and more than a little anxiety-inducing.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
Newsday
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Audience Reviews for Wild Tales

Mild Tales. I was expecting an edge-of-the-seat stuff, but the movie failed to fulfill that expectation. It's quite mediocre and predictable for most of the part. The shock value, which I feel inevitable for such movie, was negligible. The twists are meaningless as they're pretty predictable to be a twist in its real sense, thereby adding to the dissatisfaction. But since the stories, excluding the last one, weren't a drag and overall it was about average (having okay performances, not extremely boring, etc.), I decided to give it such a fine rating.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

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½

Wild Tales contends that human beings are merely separated by a thin line between societal norms and raging beasts. These six sagas of revenge highlight this fact. The most successful of which suffuse their bleak takes on life with comedy. Damián Szifrón writes and directs this glossy picture co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar. Stunning cinematography by Javier Juliá gives these dark comedies a picturesque quality that lightens the mood. A memorable score by Gustavo Santaolalla beautifully complements the production. Occasionally the tone gets nasty. There is a delicate balance between comedy and ugliness. It's the twisted humor that redeems these misanthropic sagas. More often than not, the strength of the composition outweighs the occasional lapse. I didn't expect the "Love Theme From Flashdance" to pop up in one segment but its playful moments like that which uplift a gloomy narrative. Those lighthearted touches keep these 6 unexpected tales of retribution consistently entertaining. fastfilmreviews.com

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

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½

A hilarious satire that, poking fun at social classes, bureaucracy and the legal system, presents six stories in which their characters are placed in extreme, absurd situations and are taken by violent, insane impulses of revenge in what seems like the best definition of catharsis.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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